Building control moves to Wisbech

Togetherness: Cllrs Will Sutton (Fenland), Vivienne Spikings (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) and David Bills (South Norfolk) at the Boathouse
Togetherness: Cllrs Will Sutton (Fenland), Vivienne Spikings (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) and David Bills (South Norfolk) at the Boathouse

Officers from Fenland’s building control are joining a new team which has been formed in Wisbech.

The CNC Building Control team from Fenland moved into the Boathouse in Wisbech, joining forces with their counterparts from King’s Lynn, who relocated there in December.

They form a joint team of professionals covering North East Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk.

CNC has brought together the building control departments of South Norfolk Council, Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council, West Norfolk Council.

Fenland District Council joined the partnership in September last year, sharing resources and expertise to provide a modern, flexible building control service for the region.

Will Sutton, Fenland District Council’s cabinet member for building control, said: “Working together like this is the best way of enabling local authorities to make significant financial savings while continuing to provide high-quality services.

“We will retain our local expertise but the introduction of improved technology and new ways of working will mean the team can work more flexibly across the whole area.”

Building Control provides a plan checking and site inspection service for new developments, including extensions and changes of use. Building Control staff inspect buildings to make sure they comply with regulations on structural stability, fire safety, fuel and power conservation and disabled access.

The CNC Building Control Partnership can be contacted by emailing: enquiries@cncbuildingcontrol.gov.uk